11.7.19

Be The Best You | Forgiveness

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Forgiveness

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Zig Ziglar said, “There will always be people in your life who treat you wrong. Be sure to thank them for making you strong.” That might be the perfect place to start in your journey of forgiveness.

I truly love that quote from Zig Ziglar because it helps you find a path towards healing. Forgiveness isn’t easy. In fact, many people go their whole lives without forgiving. Having the burden of hurt on your shoulders weighs heavy on your thoughts and emotions. If you allow hurt from your past to hold you down there will never be an opportunity to move forward.

In order to start the process of forgiveness you must first believe that forgiveness is achievable. You need to believe that you can forgive someone for their actions. But first you need to know that the original action was theirs, not yours. Sometimes we believe that people do terrible things to us because of our own fault. Not true! It was their actions, and they chose to do those things to you. You were the recipient of their actions, and by no means is that your fault. You are in control of your own actions. Remember that if someone decides to choose to hurt you, it is not your fault. Once you forgive yourself for something you didn’t choose to do, you can move forward to forgiving them for their actions.

But, why do you need to forgive them. You don’t. You don’t need to forgive them if you choose not to. However if you live with not forgiving them, the actions they choose to do to you will weigh heavy in your life.

There’s a great site called the Power of Positivity and they have a great article on how to truly forgive someone and how to let it go here https://www.powerofpositivity.com/psychologists-explain-truly-forgive-someone-let-go/. This article explains why it’s hard to do and how to find your path to forgiveness. What I love is how this article explains how forgiveness is a choice. You are not responsible to others actions, but you are fully responsible for your own.

The power of forgiveness gives you the ability to move forward.

@RadioChristina
 and @BrighterSideyyc and online www.christinarowsell.com

Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

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Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

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